DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A courtroom in Dayton is celebrating National Adoption Day on Thursday.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Montgomery County Probate Court offered a rare look inside adoption hearings, which are typically closed to the public.
“You cram a whole lot of emotion into an eight to 10-minute hearing and it’s just — it’s just fun,” said Judge David D. Brannon.
“You never know what’s going to happen. You never know what a child is going to say. You never know what a parent’s going to say. It’s just a lot of fun.”
A total of 14 adoptions were done throughout the day, tying the court’s record for adoptions in a day.
First-time parent, Kim Valencia, said what the adoption of her three children means to her, “I literally could not imagine our life without them. They are the best part of us.”
For more information about adoption in Montgomery County, click here.